Freret Street motorists will not be able to cross Napoleon Avenue on Wednesday amid ongoing construction of the new drainage canal there, officials said.
For many New Orleanians, Hurricane Isaac will be remembered for the long week without power and the maddening uncertainty as to when it would return.
But for a group of National Weather Service researchers, Isaac has proven interesting for what did not happen — street flooding — despite their discovery of what appears to have been a band of abnormally heavy rainfall right across Uptown New Orleans.
“Our biggest question is, ‘Where did the water go?’” said emergency-response meteorologist Tim Erickson during a recent trip to Freret Street to investigate.
The food truck debate in New Orleans is stirring once again. City Councilwoman Stacy Head has floated legislation to loosen regulations of food trucks, which at present are largely unchanged from the 1950’s. These existing regulations make food truck operations a nearly impossible proposition, with draconian restrictions on permits, operating times and locations.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the details of the agreement his office has reached with Tulane governing the use of the university’s proposed stadium on Friday, drawing swift reaction from neighborhood groups that it is still too lenient.
Impassioned arguments from supporters of Jimmy’s Music Club on Willow Street could not dissuade the New Orleans City Council from unanimously voting in favor Thursday of a moratorium on new alcohol permits in the Carrollton area, as city leaders insisted that their action does not preclude the revered Uptown venue from reopening.
The operating agreement brokered by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to govern Tulane University’s new stadium could be released as soon as Friday, Tania Dall of WWL-TV is reporting. The university has been driving test piles at the site, upsetting some neighbors and exciting others.
A lot of you probably have questions concerning the recent indictment of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Now I know it’s frighteningly easy in our corruption-riddled state to become blasé about the latest federal indictment against a former (or current) elected official, but Nagin was supposed to be different.
Accordingly, I offer you, the dedicated readers of Uptown Messenger, the following frequently asked questions, phrased by a 1950’s stereotype, regarding the Nagin indictment:
A number of bus routes will be detoured and streetcar service will be disrupted over the next few weeks amid two weekends of Mardi Gras parades and the Super Bowl, RTA officials announced.
James E. Fitzmorris, Jr. is getting ready to celebrate his 90th birthday and the remarkable life that he has led.
He’s a former New Orleans city councilman and was a superb Lieutenant Governor for Louisiana. He ran for mayor twice, losing narrowly both times. He also ran for governor, just missing the runoff that was won by his friend, the late Dave Treen. For the last 32 years, Fitzmorris has been one of Louisiana’s best lobbyists. Even today, he is still at his desk at 8:15 a.m. and if you have a bill that you’d like to see passed in Baton Rouge, it’s a good idea to pay Fitzmorris a visit.
NOPD Second District investigators dramatically increased the number of robberies they solved in 2012, and putting more robbers behind bars will be key to lowering the number of holdups that take place this year, the top-ranking officer in the Uptown-based district said Tuesday evening.
The Lyons Center recreational complex at Louisiana and Tchoupitoulas — where ground was broken on extensive renovations in September after years of neglect after Hurricane Katrina — is expected to open in May, city officials told Tania Dall of our partners at WWL-TV.
Both the Uptown-based Second and Sixth districts of the New Orleans Police Department will hold community meetings this week.